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Apply to Thomas Nelson

As a result of the temporary closing of College offices due to COVAID-19, the enrollment process has changed.

We are receiving an extremely high volume of emails, due to the COVID-19 closures. Response times will be long; please be patient.

Take a look at the steps below:

Step 1: Apply to Thomas Nelson

Applying to the College is free. Before you apply, please review our How to Apply page.

The completed application will indicate your domicile status, Student ID number, and MyTNCC username and temporary password. Make sure to keep this information handy.

College Application

Step 2: Setup your Accounts

  • set up your MyTNCC account using your MyTNCC username and temporary password. MyTNCC provides access to important student information and your College email account.
  • You will also have access to our onboarding tool, Navigate, 24 hours after you apply online. Login to Navigate using the credentials generated on the last page of the application. You may download the Navigate app from The Apple Store or the Google Play Store.

Sign in to MyTNCC

Step 3: Complete the Admissions Process

Admissions will contact you if you have any outstanding items, documents, etc. and will share instructions on the next steps you need to take in order to enroll.

If you need additional help you may also make an appointment to meet with staff in the Admissions office. Learn how here: Admissions Appointment

Due to COVID-19, placement testing has been suspended for the 2020-2021 academic year. Your Academic Advisor will discuss appropriate placement in your advising appointment.

Step 4: Advisor Appointment

Four Available Academic Advising Options

  • Individual Advising. Schedule an appointment.
  • Group Advising. Click here for more details
  • Register for Passport Classes
  • Faculty Advising

Having trouble? Contact the helpdesk at or call 757-825-2709.

Step 5: Register for classes through Navigate

Navigate is an online platform specifically created for you: a community college student. Learn more about Navigate

Sign in to MyTNCC to register in Navigate

Step 6: Register for New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is a program for all students with no prior college or university enrollment, including Early College high school students. As a new student, you are required to attend a New Student Orientation session. Register for New Student Orientation.

Step 7: Order Textbooks online

Thomas Nelson bookstores are your one-stop shop for all the materials you need to succeed.

» Bookstore

Step 8: Pay Tuition

Pay for all tuition and fees on time to ensure you aren't dropped from classes. Tuition is due on Friday, December 4 for Spring 2020, Friday, April 30 for Summer 2021.

» Tuition and Fees



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During this unprecedented time please be patient as we work to respond to your request. Our email and call volume is very high so we appreciate your patience. We urge you to use the website and Navigate during this time.

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